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ALREADY IN 1963 AT THE AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX IN ZELTWEG - LOTUS 24-P1
ALREADY IN 1963 AT THE AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX IN ZELTWEG - LOTUS 24-P1

The Lotus 24-P1 is a factory car designed by Colin Chapman's Lotus team for the 1962 Formula 1 season. This Lotus had a completely different design than its predecessor, the Lotus 21, and used largely the same suspension & technical concept as the Lotus 25.

For the Lotus 24, both the Coventry Climax FWMV engine and the BRM P56 engine (both 1500 cc V8 engines) were the powerplants of choice, with which the car was quickly ready for competition. On debut at the 1962 Brussels Grand Prix, the car immediately took pole position, but had to be withdrawn from the race after one lap. The first World Championship debut was in 1962 at the Dutch Grand Prix, where the Lotus 24 with Trevor Taylor even managed to take 2nd place.

During the 1963 season, the car was then driven by two future Le Mans winners (Masten Gregory & Chris Amon), a two-time Indy 500 winner (Rodger Ward), the co-founder of Chapparel Cars (James `Hap` Sharp) and a Grand Prix winner (Peter Revson) who was also the very first American to win the Can-Am Championship. In addition, this car participated in the Austrian Grand Prix at Zeltweg on 01.09.1963.

Without any doubt this car is one of the most historic Grand Prix cars of all times and nowadays the car is presented in a race-ready and optimal condition, among others at the Austrian Historic at the Red Bull Ring from 10.06. - 12.06.2022.

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